Re "reverting -ammend'ed commit"
"git -ammend" unpacks previous commit, adds more changes to it and creates
a new commit. The old commit can potentially still be around as blob until
you "git gc" but is definitely not visible to you anymore. So, "reverting"
an "-ammend" action to get "same" commit point but in pre-ammend stage is
practically very hard or near-impossible with git's standard machinery.
If you want to get pre-ammend stage commit you:
1. Could look at places where you might have pushed the original commit and
merge it back into your tree, or
2. If there is no longer a copy of pre-ammend'ed commit anywhere on other
servers, you could fake its contents by ammending ammended commit to bring
it to content stage where it needs to be, but the time-stamp and hash will
Effectively, unless you "find" the pre-ammended commit elsewhere,
recovering it exactly (same hash) is no-go.
Now, none of this may be answering your question, but then you would need
to blame your phrasing of the question :)
On Thursday, November 8, 2012 12:29:16 PM UTC-8, kramer.newsreader wrote:
> Hi, I made a commit and pushed it to a remote repo (gerrit).
> It turns out that my commit needs to be reverted and different changes
> need to be commited. According to our process, all changes for a given
> ticket should be pushed as an amended commit. That way gerrit can combine
> Anyway, it turns out that --amend is not an option for revert, so it
> creates a new commit.
> Any help would be appreciated.